Idyllwild Arts Academy’s Jazz In The Pines Fundraising Series Returns July 3-15

Idyllwild Arts Academy’s Jazz In The Pines Fundraising Series Returns July 3-15

Idyllwild Arts Academy’s annual fundraiser Jazz In The Pines is back for its 29th year from July 3-15 with live performances and more by famed artists and students. This year’s Jazz In The Pines Festival and Student Clinic restores the original vision of festival co-founder Dr. Marshall Hawkins, the legendary bassist, beloved teacher, and walking treasure trove of jazz. Centering around the Student Clinic, the two-week lineup of concerts builds a bridge between the professionals and the next generation of jazz artists.

Jazz In The Pines is again curated by New York Times-featured jazz vocalist Rose Colella, who has performed at the festival for many years. Headliners include Grammy Award-winning trumpeter John Daversa & Marshall Hawkins’ Seahawk MOJO, along with Euphoria Brass Band, Joshua White, Sherry Williams, Yve Evans, Rose Colella, Tom Hynes, Dan St. Marseille, Bob Boss, Frank Fontaine, Tina Raymond & The Idyllwild Arts All-Star Student Jazz Combo. The festival features 27 public performances, open master classes, book readings/signings and live podcast recordings, where guests are invited to join the conversation as Idyllwild Arts President Pamela Jordan interviews world-renowned artists for her podcast, “One World. One Idyllwild. The Series.”

Taking place at 13 venues including the picturesque 205-acre Idyllwild Arts Academy’s campus (52500 Temecula Road, Idyllwild, CA), locations throughout Idyllwild including FERRO, Middle Ridge Winery, the Grand Idyllwild Lodge, Creekstone Lodge, Harvey House and Cafe Aroma, and two special events off the mountain at The Merc in Temecula, the festival gives jazz aficionados the opportunity to hear young musicians play alongside some of today’s jazz greats

Idyllwild Arts Academy’s annual fundraiser Jazz In The Pines

Holistic Beauty Brand, Wildling Expands Skincare Offerings

Holistic Beauty Brand, Wildling Expands Skincare Offerings

It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer. With it, many of us will sweat profusely, increasing our need to shower and groom — particularly skincare to cleanse our faces of bacteria and the right products to fight frown lines. Thankfully, there are a few new products to help us from Wildling, an award-winning, holistic beauty brand inspired by herbal and Chinese medicine.

On Tuesday, June 27 Wildling rolled out 3 new products: Starnectar Jelly Cleanser ($45), Moonbounce Plumping Moisturizer ($82), and a Reflexology Spoon ($35). With astrology, herbology and stone medicine as the heartbeat and pillars of the collection, each product includes nontoxic, clinically tested, sustainably sourced, and earth-based ingredients infused with the vibration of calming Moonstone (the oldest medicine of healing).

“Easy and Minimal 2-step Process”

We’ve tried the new products out, and can say that they are a summer staple! When you just don’t have time or the guts to face the summer heat for a facial, the Starnectar Jelly Cleanser is a refreshing alternative. Reminiscent of honey, the golden jelly pairs with the Reflexology Spoon to provide cool and instantly moisturizing relief with each application to the pressure points of the face. The best part is that you only need apply the cleanser to dry skin, and remove with a damp cloth. It couldn’t be any easier!

After removal of the cleanser, the Moonbounce Plumping Moisturizer should be applied with the Reflexology Spoon in upward strokes from the neck up. It immediately feels like it’s working to counteract wrinkles, skin damage, bags and sagging. By morning, you’re looking at soft-yet-firm, youthful radiance. — though you can perform this skin-loving ritual in the morning, at night, or twice a day. Essentially a massage for the face, this easy and minimal 2-step process is the next best alternative to a full on facial — saving time and money, with all the feeling of freshness that you love.

What’s In It?

Firstly, Starnectar Barrier Protect Marshmallow Jelly Cleanser is a cleansing balm that melts makeup and impurities away while maintaining softness and hydration, leaving your skin refreshed, plump, and dewy. The 100% natural blend brightens, softens skin and restores skin’s moisture barrier without stripping its natural oils. Choosing key ingredients that compliment each other to ensure the highest efficacy, the moon-inspired blend includes:

  • Marshmallow Root – Delivers deep hydration while soothing inflammation and repairing skin

  • Licorice Root – Soothes skin to help to ease inflammation, reduce redness, and brighten the complexion

  • Orange Peel –  Brightens and cleans while melting even stubborn makeup and SPF without stripping or drying skin

Following, the Moonbounce, 2% Bioretinol Irish Sea Moss Plumping Moisturizer works as a retinol alternative. This proprietary complex includes Bioretinol (Rock Samphire) and Irish Sea Moss to minimize wrinkles and firm the skin–without irritation. Boosted with natural ingredients to hydrate and plump tired skin, this transformative blend includes:

  • Bioretinol (Rock Samphire) – Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Irish Sea Moss – Nourishes to repair skin elasticity and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles

  • Marshmallow Root – “It’s that good we put it in both products…”

Finally, the Reflexology Spoon is not just “a spoon.” It’s a multi-purpose tool with a functional skincare scoop and reflexology tip to help firm the skin, release tension, and balance energy flow in the body. Simply scoop your skincare products and use the rounded tip to activate pressure points. After all, what’s Wildling without a facial tool to complete the ritual?

It’s the perfect time to evolve your skincare and beauty routine. You can purchase Wildling products at their website.

Cosm — First-Ever “Shared Reality” Art Experience Partners With Artist Nancy Baker Cahill and Cirque Du Soleil

Cosm — First-Ever “Shared Reality” Art Experience Partners With Artist Nancy Baker Cahill and Cirque Du Soleil

The 21st Century is finally shaping up to be the future we imagined all those years ago — at least in some regards. When it comes to entertainment, this is certainly true, from the latest innovations in the VR, AR, and XR markets, to fully immersive art installations around the world. Some of the things all of these ventures have in common include, cutting edge technology that implements lights, sounds, smells, touch, and in very special circumstances, taste. But one indisputable fact is that all of these experiences are often mind-blowing, and it’s an exciting time for entertainment and the many ways of consuming art!

Renowned new media artist Nancy Baker Cahill last month announced her newest project and partnership with Cosm, the leading immersive technology, media and entertainment company, which is redefining the way the world experiences art and entertainment by bridging the virtual and physical worlds through “Shared Reality.” 

Cosm, a leading immersive, technology, media, and entertainment company, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with award-winning new media artist Nancy Baker Cahill to release the first-ever art experience in “Shared Reality,” a new type of immersive experience driven by Cosm’s state-of-the-art visuals which seamlessly bridge the virtual and physical worlds.

Baker Cahill, known for her renowned work that pushes the boundaries of AR and immersive video, has been exhibited internationally, including Times Square and a forthcoming installation at The Whitney Museum of American Art, and will be the first artist to join the Cosm Studios creator program. Her new visual narrative piece, SEEK, a Cosm Studios Original, was created exclusively for Cosm’s new immersive entertainment venues, the first of which will open in Los Angeles in spring 2024 and showcase a 26.6-meter diameter LED dome in a 65,000 total square feet facility.

Nancy is the first artist to join the Cosm Studios creator program and her visual narrative piece, SEEK, is the first-ever piece of Shared Reality art, created exclusively for Cosm’s immersive entertainment venues. SEEK is a 30-minute immersive film dedicated to challenging sensory perception and imagination to prompt deeper engagement with the Earth’s imperiled biosphere. Using the visual and aural language of camouflage, SEEK invites viewers to actively look and listen more deeply and its interactive film odyssey explores a series of bespoke abstract landscapes: Water, Sand & Wind, Fire, and Forest, each layered with meticulously camouflaged imagery and sound.

Cosm’s slate of venue programming will include art exhibitions like Baker Cahill’s SEEK, experiential content, entertainment, and live sports, including live basketball games and pay-per-view events in immersive 8K with the company’s recently announced partners, the NBA and UFC, respectively. Bringing the world’s best fan experiences to life, Cosm’s venues will deliver an atmosphere that merges the energy of the crowd, elevated food and beverage options, specialized merchandise, and state-of-the-art visuals backed by the company’s best-in-class technology.

Cirque du Soleil & Cosm Join Forces

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Cosm also recently announced a partnership to deliver a completely new way to experience Cirque du Soleil. Under the partnership, Cosm will produce and present an iconic Cirque du Soleil show at its forthcoming venues, the first of which will open in Los Angeles in spring 2024 and showcase a 26.6-meter diameter LED dome in a 65,000 total square feet facility.

Cosm’s new generation of venues will bring entertainment to life by utilizing its revolutionary domed and compound curved LED technology, creating larger-than-life ‘’Shared Reality’’ experiences that bridge the virtual and physical worlds, all with corresponding sights and sounds. Merging the energy of the crowd, elevated food and beverage service, and state-of-the-art visuals, fans will be able to experience Cirque du Soleil’s avant-garde creativity from a brand-new perspective.

“From our research, we know our fans are seeking immersive, emotionally-fulfilling experiences featuring creative storytelling through innovative formats that ignite the imagination and foster human connection. This partnership with Cosm will allow us to, once again, push production and technology boundaries to seamlessly blend virtual and physical worlds and cultivate our connection with fans beyond the stage,’’ commented Sébastien Ouimet, Head of Filmed and Immersive Entertainment at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. 

This unique immersive experience supports Cirque du Soleil’s goal to diversify its offerings beyond live shows by expanding its portfolio across gaming, premium content, filmed and immersive entertainment, as well as an increased emphasis on licensing and merchandising.

Cirque du Soleil has established itself time and time again as a category-defining entertainment genre,” added Neil Carty, VP, Head of Cosm Studios at Cosm. “Its combination of live theater, circus arts, and immersive storytelling has captivated audiences around the world. Now, we combine Cosm’s category defining technology and Shared Reality experience with Cirque du Soleil’s iconic performances to augment that sense of wonder and awe in entirely new ways, and to give fans something they’ve never experienced before.” 

Cosm recently broke ground at its first venue in Los Angeles at Hollywood Park, adjacent to SoFi Stadium and Intuit Dome, and announced its second venue in Dallas at Grandscape — where it just broke ground last week — with plans to expand to additional locations in key markets.

About Cosm

Cosm is the leading experiential media and immersive technology company redefining the way the world experiences content. With a storied history of building some of the most innovative experience technology in the world, Cosm provides sensorial experiences for every type of fan, from sports and entertainment to immersive art and education. Its immersive venues bridge the virtual and physical worlds through pioneered technology that expands the realm of what’s possible, connecting people and bringing them together in, what is called, Shared Reality. As the company continues to expand to new cities and countries, Cosm is sparking shared passions and providing guests across the globe with experiences they need to feel to believe. To learn more about Cosm, visit and follow on InstagramTwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and TikTok.  

About Nancy Baker Cahill

Nancy Baker Cahill is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist whose hybrid practice focuses on systemic power, consciousness, and the human body. She creates research-based immersive experiences, video installations, and conceptual blockchain projects rooted in the history of drawing. Her monumental augmented reality (AR) artworks extend and subvert the lineage of land art, often highlighting the climate crisis, civics, and a desire for more equitable futures. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free, AR public art platform exploring site interventions, resistance, and inclusive creative expression. Baker Cahill is an artist scholar alumnus of the Berggruen Institute and a recipient of the Williams College Bicentennial Medal of Honor. She is a 2022 LACMA Art and Tech Grant recipient and her work was acquired for LACMA’s permanent collection. The Whitney Museum of American Art has commissioned and will acquire a new original video and AR work, launching in the fall of 2023.

​​Idyllwild Arts’ Native American Arts Festival Week Returns June 18-23

​​Idyllwild Arts’ Native American Arts Festival Week Returns June 18-23

Idyllwild Arts Foundation’s annual Native American Arts Festival Week returns from Sunday, June 18 through Friday, June 23 with exhibitions, demonstrations, Native food tastings, events and performances at the Idyllwild Arts campus in the San Jacinto Mountains. This year’s festival, again led by Shaliyah Ben (Diné), the director of Idyllwild Arts’ Native American Arts program, the only one of its kind at a residential arts high school in the country, will examine and celebrate Native humor, comedy and joy.  


Festival highlights include the daylong opening celebration “Welcoming Home the Birds” featuring Cahuilla and Serrano Bird Singing, California Native foods by Willie Pink (Luiseño) artist vendors and hands-on activities by Tony Soares, Lily Clarke (Cahuilla) and Lorene Sisquoc (Cahuilla/Apache) with the Mother Earth Clan. Curated by Meranda Roberts (Numu/Xicana), this year’s invitational exhibition, Still We Smile: Humor as Correction and Joy,” opens on Monday June 19 and features a range of artistic mediums from multimedia works to prints and photography.  On Tuesday, June 20 through Thursday, June 22, the Michael Kabotie Lecture Series returns to campus for a series of comedy-themed, in-person lectures during the noon hour, which will also stream live on Facebook and YouTube. The week of programming culminates with The Good Medicine Comedy Showcase on the evening of Friday, June 23, organized by Jackie Keliiaa (Yerington Paiute/Washoe) and headlined by Tatanka Means (Navajo/Ogala Lakota/Yankton/Omaha).

Idyllwild Arts is located at 52500 Temecula Rd, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549. All events are free and open to the public. For more information and the full schedule, visit

Chamberlain Coffee Partners With Erewhon, Releases Limited-Edition Smoothie

Chamberlain Coffee Partners With Erewhon, Releases Limited-Edition Smoothie

Erewhon partners with Chamberlain Coffee for Limited-Edition Smoothie
Credit: Bobby Escobedo;  Website:; IG: @Remainhungry

Some things are just sooo SoCal, like weekend hikes, chic gyms, and bringing dogs with us everywhere. If you have yet to get sucked into the latest trendy luxury market, Erewhon, you might not be able to resist any longer.

Today, June 15, 2023, Erewhon launched “Emma’s Cold Brew Cookie Smoothie” across all Los Angeles locations – in partnership with Chamberlain Coffee. What do you get when you blend the hottest market around and a limited edition offering from one of the most popular coffee brands? Every reason to indulge in both! 

Credit: Bobby Escobedo;  Website:; IG: @Remainhungry

The delicious smoothie is made with Chamberlain Coffee’s high-quality, sustainably sourced, organic coffee, Califia Farms, Mikuna Protein Powder, Zuma Valley Coconut Cream, Simple Mills’ Chocolate Brownie Seed & Nut Flour Sweet Thins, and Sakara’s Beauty Drops. Full rejuvenation in a smoothie!

Available for a limited time only, find a store near you and try it for yourself!

Recap: Palm Tree Music Festival’s Sold Out SoCal Experience

Recap: Palm Tree Music Festival’s Sold Out SoCal Experience

On Saturday, May 13 Palm Tree Music Festival popped up at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA for its first-ever beachside experience – bringing the brand’s signature tropical lifestyle to the palm tree capital itself.  The festival was headlined by Palm Tree Crew Co-Founder Kygo and international pop star Ellie Goulding, with additional performances from Tove Lo, The Midnight, The Knocks, Two Feet and Forester. 

Kygo closed out the festival weekend with a high-energy set filled with some of his most beloved hits, and brought Parson James out to share their collaborative track “Stole The Show” with the crowd. The night ended with a soulful rendition of Kygo’s chart-topper “Firestone” which featured a live string quartet, vocals by Justin Jesso and piano played by the DJ himself. 

Palm Tree Music Festival Dana Point marks the first festival of its kind at the state beach.  From an open-air corridor of uniquely immersive activations, to elevated table service offerings and premium VIP spaces for attendees to experience the Palm Tree Crew lifestyle IRL, Palm Tree Music Festival Dana Point transformed this natural space into a vibrant, oceanside playground for over 13,000 guests.  


Tequila Don Julio also returned to Palm Tree Music Festival Dana Point as a presenting sponsor to serve up signature craft cocktails and a luxury drinks experience. With summer-inspired sips available throughout the festival and one-of-a-kind bottle service for VIP ticket holders featuring the new Tequila Don Julio Rosado and iconic Tequila Don Julio 1942, attendees toasted to an incredible weekend with delicious premium tequila. 

Serving up Essential Energy and good vibes all weekend, CELSIUS® Essential Energy was the official energy drink partner of Palm Tree Music Festival Dana Point. Festival-goers had the opportunity to enjoy CELSIUS’ most popular flavors as they soaked in the beachside views.  

PUMA Golf and Palm Tree Crew have done it again, boldly combining the worlds of Golf and Music culture to bring the sand traps to Dana Point’s sandy beaches with a collaborative lifestyle collection and immersive on-site driving range experience. Designed to turn every occasion into a vacation, PGA Tour trend-setter Rickie Fowler and Palm Tree Crew Co-Founder Kygo joined forces to produce the latest PUMA Golf x Palm Tree Crew Collection, offering a versatile selection of retro-tropical polos, hoodies, shorts, caps, shoes, and more.

The Dana Point edition of Palm Tree Music Festival was produced by Palm Tree Crew and Live Nation with additional support from  The Cantina Brought to You by Diageo, Whispering Angel, Aviator Nation, Broad Street Oyster Co. and SmartSweets. 

Male Edition: The Art of Men’s Style

Male Edition: The Art of Men’s Style

As the age of photography enters into the  new era of AI, Fahey/Klein takes a look back at some of the most iconic images of men of style with a new group exhibit this week.

If you have never been to opening night at Fahey/Klein, drag out the finery and get ready to see and be seen.

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present, Male Edition: The Art of Men’s Style. The photographs on display take the viewer through the varying ways personal style has been utilized in the expression of self-identity, with images spanning from the early 20th Century through the 21st Century. This group exhibition features (33) photographers with works celebrating male cultural icons, periods in history emblematic of men’s clothing, and figures with lasting influence on style today. Male Edition: The Art of Men’s Style will showcase genres and identities in culture through music, cinema, and the visual arts.

Male Edition: The Art of Men’s Style celebrates and documents the evolution of men’s style through iconic works by some of photography’s most notable artists, and the clothing that has defined the male esthetic – reveling in images of rakish style, eccentrics, and the flamboyance of self-expression. These photographs emphasize that clothes and adornments are the reflection of the individual who dons them and makes them their own.

The early 20th Century is synonymous with the rise of the “modern man”. Icons like Jazz musician, Dexter Gordon, who effortlessly combined dapper fashion with musical prowess, embodied the spirit of the time – as illustrated in Herman Leonard’s portrait. Moving forward, the rebellious spirit of the 1950’s gave way to the greaser subculture. Figures like James Dean, photographed by Phil Stern, with his relaxed posture and confident gaze became a symbol of rebellion and effortless cool. The 1960’s witnessed a revolution in numerous ways, propelled by music and cultural reckonings. Steve Schapiro’s photograph of “Hippie with ‘Love’ Hat, Haight Ashbury, San Francisco” is a glimpse into the explosive evolution in style that gave way to playful experimentation. Meanwhile, the punk movement of the 1970’s and 1980’s injected a fierce and rebellious energy into the collective zeitgeist. The likes of Billy Idol, captured by Janette Beckman, with his leather jacket adorned with pins and spikes, became a symbol of nonconformity and individuality. Fast-forward to the present day, we find common touch stones of style borrowed and repurposed to embrace and define unique idiosyncrasies – regardless of gender identity.

Male Edition: The Art of Men’s Style features photographs by Bernice Abbott, Ruven Afanador, Miles Aldridge, Janette Beckman, Tom Bianchi, Brad Branson, William Claxton, Edward S. Curtis, Greg Gorman, Bob Gruen, George Hoyningen-Huene, Billy & Hells, Paul Jasmin, Annie Leibovitz, Herman Leonard, Alexander Liberman, Herbert List, Christopher Makos, Gered Mankowitz, Terry O’Neill, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Steve Schapiro, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger, Paul Solberg, Randee St. Nicholas, Phil Stern, Agnes Varda, Ellen von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, Alfred Werthimer, and Dan Winters.

Male Edition: The Art of Men’s Style features photographs by Bernice Abbott, Ruven Afanador, Miles Aldridge, Janette Beckman, Tom Bianchi, Brad Branson, William Claxton, Edward S. Curtis, Greg Gorman, Bob Gruen, George Hoyningen-Huene, Billy & Hells, Paul Jasmin, Annie Leibovitz, Herman Leonard, Alexander Liberman, Herbert List, Christopher Makos, Gered Mankowitz, Terry O’Neill, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Steve Schapiro, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger, Paul Solberg, Randee St. Nicholas, Phil Stern, Agnes Varda, Ellen von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, Alfred Werthimer, and Dan Winters.

On view: June 15, 2023 – July 29, 2023

What: Male Edition: The Art of Men’s Style 
Where: The Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 North La Brea Ave., LA 90036
When: Thursday, June 15, 2023, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Kiva Confections Re-Launches Passionfruit Punch Gummies For Pride Month

Kiva Confections Re-Launches Passionfruit Punch Gummies For Pride Month

Looking to take your Pride celebrations up a few notches? Cannabis edibles leader Kiva Confections has relaunched their annual Passionfruit Punch Camino Gummies in honor of Pride Month. If you’re not familiar, this is the 5th annual release of the popular limited edition SKU, which is now available in dispensaries across California, Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts.
Camino is proud to be a continuous supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, as evident in their upstanding commitment to being an ally, friend, and supporter of those who continue to be attacked and marginalized. From protests to parades, the history of this movement is a heartbreakingly beautiful one. This year’s Passionfruit Punch Camino packaging features iconic locations across the US that are staples in LGBTQ+ history, including The Castro (SF), Fire Island (NY), The Black Cat Tavern (LA), and more. The Passionfruit Punch Camino Gummies offer 5mg of THC in each gummy and features a delicious fruit flavor.
In addition, KIVA will continue to support local community organizations in California via charitable donations, employee volunteer events, and dispensary partnerships. Since launch, Kiva has donated over $200K to various LGBTQ+ charities near & dear to the team, and will continue their efforts this year by partnering with local organizations in each market (California, Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts).
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Celebrate the Second Annual LA Pride Village on Hollywood Blvd.

Celebrate the Second Annual LA Pride Village on Hollywood Blvd.

Warming weather, June “gloom”, and Pride can only mean that Summer is basically here, and you’re bound to be looking for some fun to get into over the weekend. Here’s the best opportunity to get the most out of your weekend: Celebrate at LA Pride Village! Complete with food, partying, music, and plenty of people, it’s the hottest destination for weekend activities in LA. And what makes it even better is that it’s FREE!

The all-day street festival will take place at a new location this year, between Vine Street and Gower Street  — just steps away from the official LA Pride Parade Route — on June 11.

Hosted by The Hollywood Partnership and LA Pride, it’s the perfect complement to the LA Pride Parade. Festivities include:

  • 90 local vendor booths
  • Two entertainment stages featuring 14 performances
  • An expanded bar garden
  • 11 Food trucks
  • 1 LGBTQ+ Cinema Film Festival by NewFilmmakers LA @ The Montalbán Theatre
  • More comfortable crowd space for dancing and celebrating Pride on Hollywood Boulevard

If you’re the type to wonder who will be in attendance before you commit, you can expect a few familiar faces, like:

  • (9 AM Welcome Note @ Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.)
    • Kathleen Rawson, The Hollywood Partnership President & CEO
  • (2 PM Elected Officials Welcome Crowds @ Celebration Stage – Gower St. and Hollywood Blvd.)
    • Ben Allen, California State Senator 24th District
    • Maria Elena Durazo, California State Senator 26th District
    • Lindsey Horvath, LA County Board Supervisor
    • Hugo Soto-Martinez, LA City Councilmember
    • Rick Chavez Zbur, California State Assembly 51st District
  • Local leaders, special guests, community members and anyone who wants to celebrate Pride

In addition, from 3:00 PM-10:30 PM, NewFilmmakers LA will Present LGBTQ+ Cinema with The Montalbán @ 2023 LA PRIDE. This special event at Hollywood’s famed Montalbán Theatre features LGBTQ+ films spotlighting emerging filmmakers telling stories from across the spectrum of queer identities by artists from diverse backgrounds, including a strong representation of BIPOC storytellers. The event also hosts a full bar with reception space for mingling throughout the day, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers from each program.

The Second Annual LA Pride Village takes place on Sunday, June 11, from 9 AM to 8 PM.

The LA Pride Parade was the first permitted Gay Pride parade in the world, and its return home to Hollywood in 2022 after more than four decades prompted new traditions in the Hollywood Entertainment District. On Sunday, June 11, 2023, Hollywood Blvd. will again be the place to be to celebrate and honor the LGBTQIA+ community in Los Angeles. Experience the vibrant and inspirational LA Pride Parade, followed by a day of music, dancing, and togetherness at LA Pride Village. All festivities are free and open to the public. 

About The Hollywood Partnership

The Hollywood Partnership is a non-profit, 501 (c) 6 established to manage the Hollywood Entertainment District Property Based-Business Improvement District (HED BID).  In 2018, the HED BID was renewed for a period of ten years and its geographic area stretches along the world-famous Walk of Fame and spans historic Hollywood Boulevard, from the La Brea Avenue Gateway on the west, through the iconic Sunset Boulevard, to the Hollywood 101 Freeway on the east. Many of Hollywood’s famous landmarks are located in the HED – the epicenter of the entertainment capital of the world and birthplace of the movie industry.  For more information, visit 

About The Hollywood Community Trust

An affiliate of The Hollywood Partnership (THP), the Hollywood Partnership Community Trust (HPCT) is a non-profit organization that secures additional funding for projects and programs designed to strengthen and benefit the Hollywood neighborhood. The HPCT enhances the public experience in Hollywood by augmenting THP’s valuable place management work through donor contributions, grants, sponsorships, service contracts and enterprise programs. Since its inception in 2022, HPCT has raised more than $1.5 Million from public and private partners to reinvest in clean and safe programs, beautification projects, economic development efforts and community events in the HED.

About Christopher Street West (CSW) / LA Pride

Christopher Street West Association (CSW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Over 50 years later, CSW remains an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Los Angeles. While best known for producing the iconic LA Pride Parade celebration & Pride in the Park (the largest Pride music event in the country), they also organize, sponsor or support community events throughout the year, and work with their nonprofit, philanthropic, and community partners to further diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit for more information and follow @lapride on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.


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Upcoming: Fogo de Chão Hosts Justin Wine Dinner

Upcoming: Fogo de Chão Hosts Justin Wine Dinner

Temperatures are rising, and so are the flames over at Fogo de Chão! This week, Fogo is offering guests an invitation to its JUSTIN Wine Event — taking place on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm. This event goes beyond SoCal, as it is being hosted at all Fogo locations nationwide.

For just $105, guests will experience a four-course chef-curated menu, paired with world-class wine at the Justin Wine Dinner. Savor four chef-curated courses — including premium JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé, and Red Blends paired with Jumbo Shrimp Gazpacho, fire-roasted Bone-in Ribeye, Wagyu NY Strip, and more! It’s a match you have to taste to believe.If you aren’t already familiar, Fogo de Chão is the ultimate place to discover indulgent in-house dry-aged and wet-aged meat cuts, such as Bone-In Ribeye and Wagyu NY Strip, perfectly paired with a selection of JUSTIN wines. The elevated Brazilian dining experience has perfected the culinary art of preparing premium, indulgent meat that tastes so decadent, you’ll want to come back for every occasion. Not to mention, the many sides and veggie options are able to stand all alone if you find yourself on any particular diet.Make reservations here – note space is limited and attendees must be 21+.

OC Parks Sunset Cinema Kicks Off June 9

OC Parks Sunset Cinema Kicks Off June 9

OC Parks Sunset Cinema Film Series Kicks Off June 9. (Orange County, Calif.) – The County of Orange and OC Parks are proud to present the annual OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema film series. Enjoy summer nights under the stars with free live music and movie screenings at regional parks throughout Orange County. All events are family-friendly with free parking and food and drink options available for purchase.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings, June 22 to Aug. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Enjoy live music from exceptional bands and artists at Craig Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.

The concert series kicks off with Paco Versailles June 22 at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton, followed by popular local and acclaimed touring artists including The Rembrandts, Ozomatli, No Duh, FlashPants, The English Beat, The Aquabats! and Queen Nation, with an additional artist to be announced. Flashback Heart Attack will close out the 2023 OC Parks Summer Concert Series with an electrifying performance at Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks with 14 free movie screenings Friday nights beginning June 9 to Sept. 8 at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. Guests of all ages can enjoy recent blockbusters and popular classics, complete with pre-show entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Showtimes begin after sundown, at approximately 8 p.m.

Friday night films kick off June 9 and include Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), A Bug’s Life (1998), Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Top Gun: Maverick (2022), Clueless (1995), Lightyear (2022), Nacho Libre (2006), Cruella (2021), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Uncharted (2022) and Mamma Mia! (2008).

“The County of Orange and OC Parks are thrilled to bring another fun-filled summer of entertainment to the community,” said Donald P. Wagner, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “Enjoying a free concert or movie in the beautiful parks across the County is a wonderful way for visitors of all ages to celebrate the summer outdoors.”

OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema film series are open to all ages and free to attend with free parking. Food trucks will serve a variety of cuisines at each location and a beer and wine garden will be available to those 21 and over. Join your friends and family and enjoy free concerts and movie screenings this summer with OC Parks.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

Thursday nights, 5 p.m. (Event starts at 5 p.m., live music begins at 6 p.m.)

Date: June 22

Concert: Paco Versailles @ Craig Regional Park


Date: June 29

Concert: Sweet and Tender Hooligans @ Craig Regional Park


Date: July 6

Concert: The Rembrandts @ Irvine Regional Park


Date: July 13

Concert: Ozomatli @ Irvine Regional Park


Date: July 20

Concert: No Duh: The Ultimate Tribute to No Doubt @ Mason Regional Park


Date: July 27

Concert: FlashPants @ Mason Regional Park


Date: August 3

Concert: The English Beat @ Mile Square Regional Park


Date: August 10

Concert: The Aquabats! @ Mile Square Regional Park


Date: August 17

Concert: Queen Nation @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach


Date: August 24

Concert: Flashback Heart Attack @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach


OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Friday nights, 6 p.m. (Event starts at 6 p.m., movie begins at sunset)


Date: June 9

Movie: Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) @ Craig Regional Park


Date: June 16

Movie: A Bug’s Life (1998) @ Craig Regional Park


Date: June 23

Movie: Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park


Date: June 30

Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park


Date: July 7

Movie: Top Gun: Maverick (2022) @ Yorba Regional Park


Date: July 14

Movie: Clueless (1995) @ Yorba Regional Park


Date: July 21

Movie: Lightyear (2022) @ Irvine Regional Park


Date: July 28

Movie: Nacho Libre (2006) @ Irvine Regional Park


Date: August 4

Movie: Cruella (2021) @ Mason Regional Park


Date: August 11

Movie: Kung Fu Panda (2008) @ Mason Regional Park


Date: August 18

Movie: Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park


Date: August 25

Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park


Date: September 1

Movie: Uncharted (2022) @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach


Date: September 8

Movie: Mamma Mia! (2008) @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach

Pianist and Composer Chad Lawson Releases “breathe (guided breathwork edition)” New Deluxe Album

Pianist and Composer Chad Lawson Releases “breathe (guided breathwork edition)” New Deluxe Album

If you needed some mental rejuvenation as that Summer vacation you booked begins to close in, there’s someone out there who can help with unparalleled “sound therapy” and some enthusiastic participation from you, the listener. On May 5, world-renowned pianist Chad Lawson released breathe (guided breathwork edition), a new deluxe edition of his luminous album breathe, via Decca Records US. Released for Mental Health Awareness Month, the album includes a series of guided breathwork tracks, with Lawson’s soothing voice guiding listeners through simple techniques.

As both the creator and host of the iHeartRadio Award-nominated podcast Calm It Down, Lawson has established himself as an essential voice exploring the intersection of music and wellness. Says Lawson of the album: “I created breathe (guided breathwork edition) to offer an accessible and engaging experience for listeners seeking relaxation and balance. This album combines calming breathwork techniques with the emotive power of music, providing an easy-to-follow journey towards inner peace. I’m passionate about supporting mental health, and I hope this album can provide comfort and relief during life’s challenges.”

Lawson’s breathe debuted last year at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart. Now, the guided breathwork edition offers listeners a unique opportunity to pause, relax, and learn breathing techniques such as sama vritti (box breathing) from Lawson himself. These tracks provide a moment for listeners to take a break from their daily lives and embark on a cathartic listening experience.

Additionally, the album includes reworks of tracks from breathe, previously released as part of Lawson’s drift EP and Apple Music Home Session, along with a new orchestral version of “letting go.” The reworks are a testament to Lawson’s ability to continually reimagine his music in new and innovative ways.

Chad Lawson’s 2022 album breathe marked the next chapter in a career that’s consistently found the official Steinway artist at the top of the Classical Billboard charts and signing major sync deals for Chevrolet, IBM, Microsoft, and Delta Airlines commercials. Lawson is the creator of Calm it Down, a podcast aimed at helping individuals cope with emotional and mental challenges using mindfulness, meditation, and focused breathing techniques. The podcast has surpassed 3.5 million downloads. He most recently released a piano cover of Harry Styles’ hit ballad “Matilda.” You can listen to Lawson’s take on the track here: “Matilda.” And you can also listen to the full album.

breathe (guided breathwork edition) TRACK LISTING

*Guided breathwork tracks in bold 

1. intro (guided breathwork)

2. irreplaceable

3. the color of the sky

4. to hold the stars in the palm of your hand

5. fields of forever ft. Peter Gregson, Esther Yoo

6. sama vritti (box breathing)

7. with you

8. for such a gaze of wonder ft. Esther Yoo

9. this is what love is

10. letting go ft. Peter Gregson

11. nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing)

12. the sweetest sound (solo piano)

13. beneath the moon’s embrace (solo piano)

14. irreplaceable (solo piano)

15. the color of the sky (solo piano)

16. diaphragmatic (belly breathing)

17. to hold the stars in the palm of your hand (solo piano)

18. fields of forever (solo piano)

19. with you (solo piano)

20. for such a gaze of wonder (solo piano)

21. this is what love is (solo piano)

22. 4-7-8 (drift to sleep)

23. irreplaceable (sleep rework)

24. the color of the sky (sleep rework)

25. fields of forever (sleep rework)

26. with you (sleep rework)

27. for such a gaze of wonder (sleep rework)

28. the sweetest sound (sleep rework)

29. outro (guided breathwork)

30. letting go (orchestral)

31. Matilda